Weber Family | Lifestyle Maternity St. Augustine

This little family used to live in St. Augustine and recently moved back up to their home state of Pennsylvania. Katie returned back to her favorite city JUST to birth her 3rd son with her midwife. Talk about commitment! I loved everything about this beautiful sun kissed session with Katie and all of her boys. I’ll also have
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Kate + Danny | San Sebastian Church | St. Augustine Wedding

This was one of those weddings where EVERYONE is family and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some of Kate’s family and friends weddings or lifestyle sessions.  This adorable couple got rained out the first time around with their engagement pictures but we made it back to Alpine Groves a second time and if you
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Jason + Elyse | Washington Oaks Gardens Engagement

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park; I am always amazed by it’s beauty and add these two to the mix and well, you can see for yourself. I had the hardest time culling through images because I wanted to keep them ALL. They couldn’t take a bad picture
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Carrie + Kyle | Tringali Barn St. Augustine,FL Wedding

The year of 2016 started out with two beautiful barn weddings and it was quite the diamond in the rough to find this gorgeous unique barn hidden away off US1. Carrie and Kyle have the BEST sense of humor and the most laid back personalities. We met at Kookaburra less than a year ago and was
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Phillip + Cynthia | Florida Agricultural Museum Wedding

When I first met Phillip and Cynthia, it was at Washington Oaks on a beautiful HOT day here in Florida for their engagement session. Cynthia, with her bubbly sense of humor and Phillip with his quiet demeanor had this indescribable chemistry and connection that most would say, “Oh yeah, they are meant for each other.”
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Mark + Danielle | St. Augustine Engagement

Sometimes, you have to wait for the Florida weather to be right and as always, our weather is very unpredictable. We had a day or two that had to be rescheduled due to rain but this day was the perfect weather during a sunny Florida January day. Mark and Danielle were so laid back and full
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LIFESTYLE FAMILY PORTRAITS 2015

I know I recently posted about our fall minis in 2015 but I also had some amazing lifestyle sessions near the end of the year and these are only a few of my favorite images from these St. Augustine locales.

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2015 Fall Mini Sessions

2015 was an exciting and busy year for us. I was so blessed to meet and photograph all of these lovely families for our fall mini sessions and we used 3 locations: Alpine Groves State Park, my neighborhood(St.Augustine South), and Marineland Beach. You’ll notice a couple of things. OF COURSE, yes, I grabbed the traditional
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Patalano Wedding | Palencia

When I was asked to photograph this beautiful Palencia wedding, I was told the theme was going to be “Great Gatsby” and THAT it was.  You won’t want to miss the these gorgeous details, classic home, and lovely people.   Catering: Culinary Outfitters Lighting: St. Johns Illuminations Music: By city kings band Flowers: Flower works  

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Kevin + Melissa | Bentonville, Arkansas Wedding

Some may ask HOW we were asked to shoot a wedding in Bentonville, Arkansas when we live in St. Augustine. First of all, we WELCOME destination weddings as we both love to travel and secondly, Melissa and I go WAY back. High school doesn’t feel like it’s been that long ago yet it’s been almost
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Danny + Kate | Alpine Groves State Park Engagement

This was my first time at Alpine Groves State Park and my what a beautiful park to visit. We were rained out the first time there and literally found ourselves jumping fences to outrun the storm approaching which you will see in some of the pictures. Kate and Danny even had family support there and
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Fall Mini Sessions | St. Augustine,Florida

This year we are offering fall mini sessions and have space available for November 8th at Alpine Groves State Park. These will be great gifts for family or Christmas cards:) Limited space available! 15 minutes 10 high res downloads If you’d like to reserve your spot, please email me at dawn@daybreakphoto.co

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Pratt Family Lifestyle Session

Have you ever met one of those families and you feel like you’ve known them all of your life? Well this is the way I felt when I walked into the Pratt’s family home. I’m really honored when people ask me into their living space because I know that’s a sacred and private place that
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Milana | Newborn Lifestyle

Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their baby girl, Milana. I loved everything about this session and meeting this sweet family. Beautiful light filtered through their home as I photographed Milana in her ombre colored swaddle blanket and between the mint and cream tones in her nursery and her calm and peaceful spirit, this was
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Caleb + Hannah | Captiva Island,FL

As most know, I’m a traveler at heart and I jumped at the chance to photograph Caleb & Hannah’s wedding in Captiva Island,FL. It was 2 hours of an intimate ceremony, beautiful family,sunset over the ocean, and one gorgeous DIY bride:) Congratulations to this sweet couple and enjoy this gorgeous buttery light::always chasing the light::
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MASON | NEWBORN LIFESTYLE

I think this is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen in awhile for capturing a picture of your new bundles length, weight,birthday,etc…Let me tell you one thing that I’ve learned from photographing newborns in their first few days of life and this WILL set me apart from the Ann Geddes style of photography. I
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Luz Family | Vilano Beach

When someone asks me to do a beach session, I almost always suggest Vilano Beach because of the way the sun sets and the rocks that jut out at the bay area. These 4 gorgeous little girls belong to the Luz family and if you haven’t found a pediatrician, I can guarantee you will LOVE
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Lifestyle Sessions | The Smith Family

I’ve really enjoyed photographing families in the comfort of their own home and these sessions are often called ‘lifestyle sessions.’ The Smith family just had their 4th precious little bundle of joy 8 days before AND moved from a different state. Super parents indeed:) Between the couch hopping, snack eating, baby holding, and newborn snuggles,
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St. Augustine,FL Engagement|Carrie + Kyle

I’ve noticed that I take a “flora” image before almost every engagement session so this could become a ‘thing.’ Ha! Enjoy this fun loving couple who started off their downtown St. Augustine session just right with a cold brew at A1A Ale Works in St. Augustine followed by a typical afternoon Florida rain:) Congratulations Carrie
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Bookhout Maternity | St. Augustine,FL

Jenny & Dan are getting ready to meet their precious baby girl and I am IN LOVE with her name. Anyone that knows me KNOWS that I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings so let’s hear it for a drumroll… Her name is Arwen. These parents couldn’t get any cooler but they DID when
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Booking Weddings 2015-2016

I’ve been MIA from blogging and from updating our website but for good reason. We introduced our sweet little boy Judah River to our family May 1,2015(I’ll be sharing pictures soon) so I’ve been off for the month of May and most of June. I still wanted everyone to know though that we have some
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Women Entrepreneurs | Just Make Things

I’m a mom boss, a creative type, work at home/stay at home photographer, and passionate soul so whenever I’m asked to photograph someone doing what they love best in the comfort of their own home, I feel so humbled and honored. I got to do just that with Jamie Galley, a brand strategist and designer
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EMBER & IVY BOUTIQUE | FASHION & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Women’s Bohemian-Chic Clothing Boutique I’ve recently had the pleasure of photographing for the new and trendy boutique Ember & Ivy. Anyone that knows me knows that I love shooting fashion so when I’m asked to do so, I jump in with all my heart and soul. A couple of years ago, I was able to
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BANANA BREAD BABY | SPRING 2015 FASHION

I’m always excited to photograph the latest and greatest from Banana Bread Baby’s newest collection for spring and summer. Look at these beautiful children(first and foremost),fabrics, and vibrant colors. We were able to shoot within one hour before the noseeums(because you literally can’t see them here in Florida) devoured us. If you haven’t already, check
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HARRIS FAMILY PORTRAITS | JACKSONVILLE,FL

I love it when I get to watch the dynamics of a large family and this was a special occasion and gift to the matriarch and grandmother of this beautiful group of people. Meet the Harris family!

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GENDER REVEAL PORTRAITS

Gender Reveal Portraits I love this beautiful mamma and friend:) This was an adorable way to announce the gender of their new baby. Balloons, tie dye dress, and a gorgeous backdrop in our own neighborhood here in St. Augustine.

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DEVINE 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

These 2 lovebirds celebrated their 40 year anniversary by visiting Amelia Island and spending the day with me at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. I asked them if they had any marriage tidbits they’d like to share and these are two best responses I’ve heard yet: “Forgive earlier.” “Instead of asking what you can do
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SAXON FAMILY PORTRAITS | GAINESVILLE,FL

It is such an honor when I’m invited into someone’s home and asked to simply take pictures of their family laughing, playing and loving on each other:) I know you need the few posed family portraits for tradition’s sake but I’m a firm believer in capturing those few seconds or milliseconds of laughter, cuddles, and
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BROWN FAMILY PORTRAITS | WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK

I have to say one of my favorite locations in St. Augustine for weddings and family portraits HAS to be Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This sweet family of 6 was so stylish with their blue, yellow, and white outfits and just look at those cute bow ties:)

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